British grandmother claims she was raised by monkeys - TODAY.com“(Her story) made sense,’’ Chapman's daughters told Kosinski. “When you are raised by her, you just find it normal.’’
The daughters considered giving their mother a lie detector test, but instead they went to Colombia to try to verify her story. They say they tracked down locations and found people whom they claim corroborated their mother's story outside the jungle.
“Mom seemed more excited about finding her monkey family,’’ Joanna Chapman told Kosinski. “She’s learned recently that monkeys can live up to 55 years, and she’s recently gone, ‘They might be alive, I might find the one.'”
Twice in recent years, children have been found in the wild in Africa who were believed to have been protected by monkeys. Chapman, a grandmother of three, still occasionally embraces her wild roots, according to her family.